Flights (basically tasting menus for drinks) are traditionally the province of wine, and there are wine flights aplenty in San Francisco. Several hounds suggest trying those on offer at Cav Wine Bar, Incanto, and Bacar. Cav in particular has lots of unusual, delicious flights available, with bbulkow recommending the German reds. For a budget-conscious option, try the Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant, says osho. For $10 you can essentially build your own flight from the wine club selections, and also bring in your own food.

But San Francisco boasts flights of every variety. Jardinière has all sorts of alcohol flights, says bbulkow, including Calvados and vintage port. And there are sake flights available at O Izakaya, a Japanese bar-food joint, and Ame, a high-end Japanese fusion restaurant, says Carrie218.

Cav Wine Bar [Hayes Valley]
1666 Market Street, San Francisco
415-437-1770

Incanto Restaurant [Noe Valley]
1550 Church Street, San Francisco
415-641-4500

Bacar [SOMA]
448 Brannan Street, San Francisco
415-904-4100

Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant [Embarcadero]
1 Ferry Building, San Francisco
415-391-9400

Jardinière [Hayes Valley]
300 Grove Street, San Francisco
415-861-5555

O Izakaya Lounge [Japantown]
1625 Post Street, San Francisco
415-614-5431

Ame Restaurant [SOMA]
689 Mission Street, San Francisco
415-284-4040

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